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Picture of School
Reception to Juniors
Our Class 1919
Household Arts Affairs
Quips and Cranks
Members of Class
Picture of Members
Address of Welcome
Program of Concert
Address to Juniors
Response of Juniors
Prophecy on Prophet
Miss Edna E. Varrell
"I have the sweetest thought of you,
But don't know how to word it."
HIS is true when we try to express our thoughts of one of
0T the most popular members of our faculty.
We feel that we are Miss Varrell's first Normal class,
for we became students of the school at the same time
that she came here as an instructor. This, to say the
least, was our good fortune, and the wealth of practical
knowledge which is ours today, is due largely to her
guidance and inspiration.
The rare gift of being not only teacher but comrade
is hers, and many times our spirits have been brightened by her cheery
smiles and helpful words.
We shall miss her charming personality when we leave our Alma
Mater, but we shall always cherish fond memories, and as a parting
token of respect and admiration, we dedicate this book.
Lillian R. Schroder
Louise M. Cummings
Helen M. Smith
Lucy B. Sears
Jessie C. Barber
Helen M. Smith
Mildred R. Barton
Martha D. Carver
Emily C. Parsons
Helena V. Armstrong
Elizabeth A. Harrington
Margaret M. Tracy
Madeline H. Cushman Isabelle 0. Despin
Margaret P. Jones
Christine E. Madison
Mary A. Nagle
WO very happy and busy years have passed for the Class of Nineteen-nineteen on the hill.
They have been two years when pleasant friendships have been formed, when new ideals
have taken certain form, and when responsibility has definitely placed itself upon our
shoulders. But we have come to that place in our careers when we must look upon the world,
and look at it directly and unflinchingly. We realize that we shall all receive its knocks and
accept its happiness, but due to the training of our Alma Mater we feel adequately equipped
and fitted for all that life may bring to us. It is true that we shall start at the bottom round
of the ladder, but who can tell how soon we shall hold the top round within our grasp?
When we look back over the past and ponder it in our minds, North Adams Normal
will stand as a splendid example of democracy, and a living memorial to fine ideals.
Mr. iFrank 3L fflurhatk
Jfl/'IND and helpful is Mr. Murdock, a friend of every student, and tireless in his
>*V efforts to help us win success. The Seniors have recently learned that he truly
holds forth the doctrine, "Hard work is good for the soul."
Does he believe in work all of the time? No, for our principal can be interrupted
on any occasion that the Household Arts girls serve doughnuts and coffee.
In leaving him we go armed with acquired wisdom and with greater courage to
meet the future.
JKr. ffiog Idcnn €>mttlj
iJltR. SMITH is a native of Norwich, New York. If you
2N\ know Mr. Smith, you must know the foregoing
facts, for who has not heard why he gives his name in full
or some anecdote concerning his home town or state?
Mr. Smith "fancies" a great many things, one of which
is, that we may some day possess wings, — to be used as a
means of locomotion.
He received his early education in the schools of Nor-
wich. In 1904 he graduated from Syracuse University,
after which he taught, first as vice-principal and later as
principal, at Freeport, N. Y. Besides his teaching, he has
done graduate work in Teachers' College, at Columbia
University, specializing in History, Philosophy, and Edu-
At N. A. N. S. Mr. Smith has taught us in History,
Economics, Zoology, and Botany, including garden work.
His splendid example has been a help to all of us.
Many times have we girls been heard to say, "When I
get out teaching, I shall try to be as good-natured, interest-
ing, and efficient as Mr. Smith."
ffliBB Marg 3C. Sarutfjt
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!"
JOEEP silence falls upon those assembled within the
*•* sound of her voice, when Miss Baright begins. Many
of us never heard anything really read until we heard her
Nor is this all that she can do. No one can laugh more
heartily than she, who bubbles over with contagious laughter
making us all resort to mirth when something humorous
is said. She can also make us tremble with fear when
"Authors' Books" are mentioned.
There will always be a warm spot in our hearts for
Miss Baright, for we shall ever remember her as one of
the truest friends and best helpers we had at Normal.
When we come back to visit, after our first "flight",
we shall be sure to look up Miss Baright and give her the
"glad hand." We hope she will be here to welcome us.
Mr. Albert (6. Burtug?
HAT would our Normal School do without this member
of the faculty? Where could any class find a person
more helpful, unselfish, and companionable than Mr. Eld-
ridge? Surely, none of us can ever forget his helpful sug-
gestions given to the Editorial Staff, in order that the
Normalogue might be a success. His time was our time,
and we as a class take this means of expressing our very
deep appreciation for his untiring efforts on our behalf.
Mr. Eldridge has taught to us Geography, Language,
Grammar, and History of Education. In his classes he
has never failed to find "many excellent points" in our
work, and "many helpful suggestions" have we gained
under his instruction.
We wish him a great measure of success in his work
throughout the coming years, and we hope that all enter-
ing classes may be as fortunate in having Mr. Eldridge's
help as 1919 has been.
Miss HnHa "€.. l5>rarlr
ISS Searle has been our instructor in mathematics,
and the enthusiastic director of our Glee Club and
chorus. She graduated from Westfield Normal, and since
then has taken special courses in her subjects. Before
coming to her position here, she taught at Easthampton,
Newton, and at the Mark Hopkins Training School.
Our feeling for her is best expressed in the following
"They give it now a passing thought
But down the years to be,
Their hearts to her will back be brought,
With love and deep sincerity.
Knowing that then they did not dream
How skillfully she helped them grow,
In heart and thought to see 'the gleam',
And follow. This to her they'll owe."
NORMAL G U E
fWtafi BHamtah p. Waterman
ADMIRED by everyone is Miss Waterman. She
possesses an abundance of good nature, and her
merry laugh can be heard at almost any time of day, making
all forget their cares and worries, and join in with her whole-
heartedly. But this does not mean that Miss Waterman
does not see the serious side of life, too. She may be found
at her desk busily engaged the greater part of the day.
Her ability as a producer of very fine limericks is marked
and often she can be heard reciting them at the table in
such a pleasing way that they never fail to produce the
right effect. We shall always remember Miss Waterman
when we leave N. A. N. S., and shall associate with her
good nature, spontaneity and the ability to accomplish
the most in the shortest time.
fliBH Bmra M. Iraurn
"True worth is in being, not seeming,
In doing, each day as it goes by,
Some little good — not in dreaming
Of great things to do by and by."
/|tO know Miss Braden is to understand the preceding
VfJ' lines from Alice Gary's poem. For the past two
years, Miss Braden has been nominally, "Assistant in the
Extension Department," but really an assistant to anyone
in the school in need of advice, help, or encouragement.
She is well qualified for her position, having graduated from
the Lowell High School and Lowell Commercial College,
besides doing graduate work at Simmons and with Chicago
We can best show our appreciation of all Miss Braden
has done for us, and of what she has meant to us by saying,—
"We have you fast in our fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down in the dungeon
In the round-tower of our hearts.
And there will we keep you forever,
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And moulder in dust away!"
Mxbb Annie <E. £>knU
"Thou must thyself be true,
If thou the truth wouldst teach;
Thy soul must overflow
If thou a soul wouldst reach;
It takes the heart's o'erflow
To give the lips full speech."
/|THIS quotation seems to suit Miss Skeele exactly and
W to us it is her standard for teaching. She is also
an enthusiastic believer in the saying, "A sound mind in a
sound body." Very zealously has Miss Skeele striven to
make us see the truth of this saying. To her credit it was
that we became quite enlightened upon the subject of
Hygiene during our Junior year. And how she aroused
our enthusiasm for "gym"! Many have been the good
times which we enjoyed under her direction. We sincerely
hope that all future classes may receive as much help and
encouragement from her as have we.
M'ibb (fflarti IE. JJrarami
rfjttflSS Pearson, our art instructor, has studied for a
•JW number of years both in this country and abroad.
Through her faithful teaching we have become able to
interpret the beauties of nature around us and take en-
joyment in especially fine artistic effects.
Surely we have enjoyed her classes and have been
interested in trying our skill in making the designs suggested.
Oftentimes it required a good imagination to understand
just what we were trying to represent, yet she was always
very patient with us.
Our class, as a unit, will endeavor to progress in
"onward, consistent movement, especially mindful of
We shall remember one definition, however, above
all the rest, and that is, "Good taste is discriminating
Mxbb Anntr 31. ffiautjihter
ANOTHER member of our faculty, is Miss Lamphier,
who has been our instructor in elementary handi-
craft. Thru her exact directions we have learned to make
many useful things.
To her we are indebted for the patience which she
showed to us during our first half year of training, when
the tasks which were put before us seemed so difficult. Altho
we had to work hard for many hours before we finished
making baskets, chair-seats, booklets, and innumerable
other things, Miss Lamphier made sure that each was done,
and done right.
Her willingness to do whatever we asked of her for
the benefit of the class will always be appreciated and will
never be forgotten by us.
She has left with us this motto:
"Whatever you do, do right.
And each task will be light."
ffiv. ehnmaa 3. (HummmrjB
?£VERYONE who ever attended Normal School looks
»*r upon Mr. Cummings' room as a haven of refuge.
In his workroom, Mr. Cummings strives very hard to
teach the girls how to use the saw and chisel. Here we
make everything from chair seats to doll furniture, and
some aspire even to "hopeless" chests.
Mr. Cummings is never seen at Chapel and we all
wonder why (?).
Although he has been at the Normal School for only
a few years, his unfailing good nature and pleasant smile
have made him one of our most popular teachers.
The class of 1919 wishes him the best of luck in all
he may undertake.
Mrs. innna 1. (Hmtrlf
T£VERYONE has an ideal. As each girl enters
>W Mrs. Couch's class for the first time, she realizes that
she has met an ideal. This impression grows and
strengthens through the two strenuous years at Normal.
When our troubles have become too great to bear, here
we find comfort and solace. Never can we express in
words how we love and respect her, and we all shall con-
sider our life's occupation successful if we can attain the
standard which she has set for us.
Mrs. Eliza (£. (&rauf a
3F you want to feel the shivers run up and down your
back, just listen while Mrs. Graves tells a ghost story!
She tells about "real ghosts", and then, too, she can tell
you other stories — the loveliest kind of stories, about the
South, and what she did when she was a girl and lived in
Kentucky. No wonder that we love to sit at her table!
We think that those who do not study Kindergarten
under her supervision miss a great deal. Her wide exper-
ience and unusual helpfulness have given her the opportun-
ity of placing those who desire a knowledge of kinder-
garten theory upon their feet, and have inspired them to
higher ideals. To study with Mrs. Graves is a great privi-
lege, and those who graduate from her classes feel that they
owe to her the greatest appreciation and affection.
Mrs. ulijprza Han iEttnt
Back to our days at Taconic Hall
Down the path of memory turning,
We seek the one who was ever dear
To our hearts, and we look with yearning
For a queenly form and a loving look,
For a crown of silvery whiteness,
A heart so large it could hold us all,
We can never forget that likeness!
Room One was sacred to whispers low
Of secrets and troubles perplexing,
She pondered them in her heart alone,
'Twas not long before shadows were lifting
And a smile again lit a face that was sad,
"Who did it?" you ask. Why no other
Than the one who had taken the place for two years
Of a longed-for and wept-for mother.
She pointed to us the happiest way
Of living and working together,
Of hitting hard the things that were wrong
In stormy and sunshiny weather.
So the twelve '19 girls to the one who's been kind
In sharing their every emotion,
To their other mother, they pledge for aye
Their love, their respect, their devotion.
HUaa (Uptraa H. iFrnjitaon
|J|t|AY upstairs in the office between Miss Baright's
W room and the library, is a pleasant, kind, and wili-
ng little lady who never scolds when we hurry in just as
he bell is ringing, to have her sign the green and blue absence
lips, even when her desk is piled high with formidable
joking books, documents or pink checks, which require
ier undivided attention. Some of the dormitoryg iris look
o her as the one who holds the horn of plenty, from which
re poured the month's "salaries". How could we have
otten along without her cheerfulness and help these two
President, Helena V. Armstrong Treasurer, Mary A. Nagle
Vice-President, Mildred R. Barton Recording Secretary, Jessie C. Barber
Corresponding Secretary, Louise M. Cummings
Un SJoumg Memory
Although she was not long with us, she
crept into the hearts of her classmates and teachers
with the smile that neither time nor memory will
ever or can ever efface. Whenever we speak of
Katherine our voices soften with love, and we
"When least expected, death doth come,
No hand can stay its power;
The fair, the healthy, and the strong,
All perish like the flower."
VERA G. ANDREWS, Deerfield, Mass.
"There's no time to waste or lose,
Every moment you should use,
For the hours are gliding fast."
/TTHE work this girl accomplishes in the course of a day
W is unbelievable. She greets each visitor in the dorm;
she is "hello girl"; she isn't satisfied with taking the Kinder-
garten course alone, but adds to it the same amount of
sewing the H. A. girls have to do. However, she never
gives the impression that she's busy.
With her singing, she has given us much pleasure.
By her readiness to help, she has aided many of us. With
her cheeriness and good will, she has won the honor of
being one of the most popular girls in the dorm.
The ambition of this young lady is "to get and to boss
her own ranch."
We know that success will follow Vera wherever she
goes, whatever she does.
HELENA V. ARMSTRONG, North Adams, Mass.
ALL hail, our mighty Class President! Is she popular?
We'll say she is. Can she dance? Why, just ask
some of the "Williamstown" boys that have danced with
Although Helena lives in Clarksburg, she never (?)
misses a day at school. She is a very jolly girl and one can
never make her angry. One look into those blue eyes of
'Lene's and — "well, you can't describe the feeling that
comes over you," so they say.
Helena is very fond of "Bills." We wonder which kind,
and why. But Brown University has a stronger attraction
for her, and often you will hear her wish that she might
have a school near the University.
JESSIE C. BARBER, Williamstown, Mass.
"Quips and cranks and wanton wiles,
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles."
/TTHIS quotation seems to fit "Jess" very well, for she
^ is an extremely cheerful and fun-loving person. If
you hear especially hilarious laughter during the noon
hour, you may know that "Jess" is around. But she can
be serious as well as gay. Oh, how clever she is! If she
once starts out to do a thing you may be sure she will finish
it. She has made a splendid Glee Club leader and we under-
stand she is greatly interested in other Glee Clubs and in-
cidentally (?) in their leaders. Perhaps, too, this is why,
in the economics class, she was especially partial to (the)
We are sure "Jess" will make a splendid teacher and
the best wishes of 1919 go with her.
MILDRED R. BARTON, Greenfield, Mass.
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone."
IL" seems to understand thoroughly this saying.
We see frequent demonstrations of the former,
while as for the latter — ?
After a few minutes conversation with "Mil," you would
discover that she comes from Greenfield; that she has many
i,deas on just as many subjects; that she loves to argue,
preferably on the negative, regardless of the subject; and
that she can be depended on to say the unusual thing
either in class, out of class, or at the table.
She has not been "Over There," as you might infer
from her collection of war trophies, to appreciate which
you should visit Room 21. However, she is merely saving
"valuable teaching material" for young Americans.
The future must hold much for "Mil,"— exactly what
we cannot tell, so we say —
"Adieu, dear, amiable girl!
Your heart can ne'er be wanting!
May prudence, fortitude, and truth,
Erect your brow undaunting!
In ploughman phrase, "God send you speed,"
Still daily to grow wiser;
And maybe better reck the rede,
Than ever did th' adviser!"
MARION H. BLAIR, Williamstown, Mass.
"True worth is in being, not seeming."
jjtftARION came to us from that picturesque college
J*l town known to us all as "Billtown." By her quiet
and loving ways, she won our hearts during her first year
Although she is faithful to her studies, she never
misses a good time. If there is fun to be had, Marion is
sure to be an ardent leader of the group. We have heard
that she has a liking for "Bills". Perhaps this is one reason
why she intends to teach in her home town in the fall.
The best wishes of 1919 go with her, and we know that
she will succeed.
HELEN F. BROWN, North Adams, Mass.
"I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true, fix'd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament."
TCELEN, who has ever been true to her classmates and
™ many friends, has won the love and esteem of all
of them. Atlhough no one has been more interested in
her lessons, she has never forgotten to inquire about the
foreign mail. Whenever we have been puzzled about the
work, our difficulties have been in the way of being solved
when we said, "Let's ask Helen. She will surely have her
MARTHA D. CARVER, Bennington, Vermont
"For if she will, she will,
You may depend on't,
And if she won't, she won't,
So there's an end on't."
UNE Dusenbury" hails from the Green Mountains.
While a Junior, "June" won fame as a member of
"The Owls' Club", noted for midnight spreads.
After having served as a faithful member of the Stu-
dent Council during her Junior year, this fair damsel was I
elected its Vice-President in her Senior year.
"0 memories that bless and burn."
Climatic conditions in room 35, — where this young
lady spent part of her Junior year and all of her Senior
year, — are especially favorable for wavy hair and midnight |
Many of us will grieve when leaving "June", for —
to whom shall we now go for advice?
ANNA H. CROFTS, North Adams, Mass.
"She hath a natural, wise sincerity,
A simple truthfulness, and these have lent her
A dignity as moveless as the centre."
/fCkNE whom we can never forget is Anna. She must
^f have some magnetic power, for all who come in
contact with rer, love her. She is ever ready to help the
poor and weak with their lessons. She seems to know
everything about every subject. Lesson plans? Why, they
do not bother her! She could write a dozen while one of
the rest of us could not write one. But this is not all, for
outside of school, Anna is a fine sport and is always willing
to take part in our pranks.
LOUISE M. CUMMINGS, North Adams, Mass.
"Here's to the girl called, 'Lefty Lou'
Who always knows just what to do;
In basketball she is a shark,
Hut at Briggs's store she made her mark."
JpOUISE is one of our most popular girls, and delights
^ the class with her amusing jokes and stories. What
would be our weekly class plays without her? Her ability
to take the part of an old man in this work is especially
During her second year at Normal, Louise decided to
take the Household Arts Course, in order to specialize in
making sponge cake according to recipes received through
Our best wishes are extended to Louise in all of her
MADELINE H. CUSHMAN, Pittsfield, Mass.
"May your joys be as deep as the ocean,
And your sorrows as light as the foam."
[E all admire Madeline's brightness, and know that
the future holds no darkness for her. Cheerful,
always good-natured, and a friend of everyone is she.
Madeline has helped to make our dances a great success,
for at dancing she is an artist. Too much cannot be said
in her praise; if time and space permitted, even a book
would not suffice. This, however, is our parting wish:
"May you, dear friend, be ever blest,
With friends selected from the best,
May you through life remain the same,
Unchanged by all except your name."
ISABELLE 0. DESPIN, Deerfield, Mass.
JpISTEN! Can't you almost hear her? A jolly good
>-♦ friend is "Izzy". She has a smile all the while, and
so the clouds roll by.
Isabelle is very patriotic, as we see by her great de-
votion to "Wilson". Although she is busy half the time,
it is noticed that she does not miss the Midnight Frolics on
Isabelle, adieu! We have too griev'd a heart,
To take a tedious leave; thus friends part.
ANNA R. FRANK, Pittsfield, Mass.
"Good things come in small packages."
JO EAR little Anna, the class midget, always delights us
>£■ with her merry laughter and constant wit. Many
times the class would be monotonous were it not for her
peculiar emphasis and gestures. Who will ever forget
"Frankie's" interpretation of Hiawatha's hunting? She
might have brought down big game had not the arrow been
pointed directly at her own ear.
Did anyone ever hear her coming down the hall,
clogging along in her Juliets, which consist mainly of heels
and fur? One might think that General Pershing's army
was approaching in the distance. Don't give up, "Frankie,"
for many small men were great!
GRACE A. GOODELL, Pittsfield, Mass.
"With rings on her fingers, and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes."
/|7RACE possesses an abundance of good cheer, and is
*ur always able to see the bright side of everything,
no matter what it may be. She is always ready, too, to
do what she can to help. However, she has her own fixed
ideas about certain subjects, — lesson plans, for instance, —
ideas to which she clings, and which she refuses to abandon.
Her ability along musical lines has been appreciated
by every one of us, and it has been with great pleasure
that we have waited every morning for the response in
Chapel. Her playing has made us really appreciate and
love the beautiful.
We feel that in the future Grace may become interested
in music to such an extent as to be an instructor in that
particular art; and, if she does, we are sure that she will
make it as much of a success as she makes everything else
which she attempts.
ELIZABETH A. HARRINGTON, North Adams, Mass.
JjjJOW dull and different would have been our school
5^ days, without the gay and blithesome presence
of "Betty!" There has always been that refreshing air
about her, which has endeared her to us all. None of us
can ever forget how she used to come back to school for
afternoon session at about 1:15, saying, "Girls, what have
you done for 'Lit'? I forgot to do anything. What shall
I do? Well, I can hurry and perhaps get something done."
But "Betty" usually "got there" all right, just as we
know she will in all things she undertakes. We of 1919
wish you the best of luck, and say, "Go to it, Betty."
MARGARET P. JONES, Williamstown, Mass.
"Hail thee, nymph, and bring with thee
Jest and youthful jollity,
Quips and cranks and wanton wiles,
Nods, and becks and wreathed smiles."
"/|7IG," the whole class's ray of sunshine! Can't you
^fiJ hear her giggling through the halls? She is the
jolliest, best-natured, all-around girl that you'll meet in
any clime. Of course, she can't help shining in her lessons,
and how she dees like "gym". Just show Peg a basket
ball, and then say, "Guards, two steps to the right." Then
I'll promise you a game.
CHRISTINE E. MADISON, North Adams, Mass.
JCERE is "Chrissie", with rosy cheeks and winning
S5J smile. But we must not forget to mention her
musical laughter, which may be heard on the stairs, in
the hall, and, when permitted, in the classrooms. Christine's
motto must be, "Work while you work, and play while
you play," for she enters into both work and play with
the same enthusiasm. Few can match her in basketball,
and in other sports, "Chris" is one of the leaders.
As "Chrissie" is a friend of everyone she meets, we
expect her to continue to succeed in the future as she has
in the past.
REINE D. MARTIN, North Adams, Mass.
£Z»URELY there is not one girl in the class who has been
<~* more conscientious and ambitious than Reine. Her
lesson is always prepared, and we feel sure that she is able
to impart her knowledge.
But she does not study all of the time, for she does
not miss many dancing classes. She is also becoming an
extra good chauffeur. We have often seen her spinning up
to school in a Ford.
We shall miss you, Reine, and as we say good-bye,
our best wishes go with you.
MARY A. NAGLE, North Adams, Mass.
None sweeter, none fairer, none dearer to know
A grad of old Drury, one of its sports
A basket ball fiend, and full cf good jokes
Pretty red cheeks, big round blue eyes
Fluffy blond hair, and very, very wise.
Of her charms, there are many, and greatest of all,
Is her power to laugh and to make men fall.
The "Stews" that she makes and the way she can dance
Helped many a lad while he lived in France.
In her vocation, she will be a success
For few there are like her, few like her we possess.
ANNA H. NOYES, Williamstown, Mass.
"Her eyes are brown, her hair is light,
Her face with smiles is always bright."
"CLAMMY" comes way from Billtown, to learn the best
s^r way to impart knowledge to young Americans.
Of rhymes she is particularly fond, especially a certain
one beginning, "Tom, Tom". So great is this, that
we find her in the "Kindergarten Primary Course" where
she is assured of rhymes. "Sammy" has a very great (?)
liking for "gym", though she is often led astray by her
less interested comrades.
The class of '19 sincerely hopes that "Sammy" will
be able to carry out her idea of having a private kinder-
garten. Good luck, Anna!
EMILY C. PARSONS, Southampton, Mass.
"Blue eyes and brown hair,
A complexion fair,
A daintiness that is takin' ;
Add a bit of a laugh,
Then a smile and a half,
Sure enough! It is Emily Chapin!
^SOUTHAMPTON reserves all rights to "Em". We
^ don't wonder at it, for she has won a place in our
hearts that will be hard to fill in the coming years. "Em's"
unselfishness and quiet way of seeking to give pleasure
to others are qualities much admired by her classmates.
We can't easily forget the "marathons" to the "dorm",
accomplished in behalf of those girls expecting morning
We expect great things from her, and our good wishes
follow her wherever her life work may lead.
MABEL L. PURCELL, Pownal, Vt.
"There lies a deal of deviltry
Beneath that mild exterior."
rjtttABEL belongs to the "Trolley Brigade," and travels
mJ*\ many miles every morning to learn the art of
teaching. There's a reason for everything she does.
We all remember the goals she made for us in "gym",
and the good times she had out of school, 'n'everything.
She's an all-around good girl.
"Smithy's" brain power is a true product of the Green
LULU RATHBUN, Pownal, Vt.
"Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing."
TjTOR the benefit of a few, we might mention that this
-2F winning and unassuming girl comes to us from far
off South Dakota. She spends most of her time at Taconic
Hall, but goes home week-ends to see — her folks.
Not every class can boast of a member who is about
to be married, but we point with pride to ours. Yes, "Lu"
is to take unto herself a loadstone in the form of a husband.
It is said that "Lu" never misses a gymnasium period.
You should see her play basket ball, — then you would
understand why the members of each team always want
her to play on their side.
Lulu is one of the most companionable, sociable, good-
humored girls of our class. If these qualities, combined
with determination, can help anyone to succeed, she is
surely bound for success.
LILLIAN R. SCHRODER, Adams, Mass.
"Tall in stature, large in heart,
Flirting is her greatest art;
All as slaves before her fall,
But she's just 'Lill' to them all."
"JjT'ILL" is one of the wittiest girls in the class. What
>*+ could we have done without her during our noon
hours which she shortened with her humor, dramatization,
and singing? It takes "Lill" to make things move, class
play and other social functions included.
She is our class prophet, and has a great power of in-
sight into the future.
She always walks with a "martial" air and military
tread, yet even so, "Lill" insists on speaking of herself
as an "old-maid school teacher". But time will tell, time
LUCY B. SEARS, Dalton, Mass.
At the foot of Greylock Mountain,
In the Valley of the Hoosac,
Stands a hall they call Taconic.
Through the valleys in the Berkshires,
From the little town of Dalton,
To this lofty dormitory,
Came the maiden Lucy Sears.
Ye who know her need no foreword,
Of her strivings and achievements.
When new tasks are set before her,
She it is who goes to working,
Never resting 'til 'tis finished.
President of Student Council,
Quiets all the noisy chickens,
Darkens al 1 bright corridors
When the c lock strikes quarter after.
Should you ask me, I should tell you,
When in search of animation,
Go thou to the gifted maiden
Get from her thy inspiration.
Let us wish her joy and sunshine
In the life she has before her,
For we know that all her classmates
Will remember her hereafter.
ANNA H. SHANNON, Florence, Mass.
ANNA came up the Connecticut valley and thro' the
man-made wonder in Hoosac Mountain from Florence
-"a suburb of Northampton, you know."
Soon she became a vital element in class and social
room. For it is safe to say that Anna has a decided opinion
on every subject under the sun, and she usually manages
to make us see her point of view. However, she does not
spend all of her time in forming and expressing opinions;
she believes that youth comes only once, and hence she
enjoys life to the full.
There is no doubt that she has her weak points; just
ask her how to pronounce "woman", or, better still, question
for her favorite animals. Surely, her avocation will be
the training of wild ones.
There is no question in the minds of her associates
about Anna's future success. But as for her long continuance
at teaching, we doubt it. In two years, we venture to pre-
dict, she will be stump-speaking to down-trodden women.
HELEN M. SMITH, Pittsfield, Mass.
"Let me live in a house by the side of the road,
And be a friend to man."
JjCELEN hails from Pittsfield, and a jollier or happier
*5j girl could not be found anywhere. Her whistle
you should hear it, and her smile — you should see it, and
you would surely be convinced.
As a "Club Member", Helen could vie with any of
us along the line of "eats". She certainly could do justice
to a "feed". And did you ever hear Helen argue? You
might just as well give in to begin with, for if you didn't
then, you surely would have to do it later. This member
of our Literary Club, whether in the club or in the audience,
was a wide awake critic. Woe unto the one who should
mispronounce a word !
Whether or not she will use in teaching the knowledge
gained at N. A. N. S. remains to be seen, but as we in
Taconic Hall see her, we fear that she will change her plan
of occupation before a great many years.
MARGARET M. TRACY, Pittsfield, Mass.
"Still waters run deep."
77[0 appreciate "Marg's" sense of humor and really
^ know her worth, one must be intimately acquainted
with her. One should spend a night on "Fifth Avenue" at
Taconic Hall, and see her take part in acrobatic stunts
and in the musical program which is rendered by the quintet
of which she is a member.
Although "Marg" likes good times, she does not let
them interfere with her class work. The constancy which
has helped her at N. A. N. S. will surely make her successful
in whatever she undertakes.
ANNIE M. WOOD, Cheshire, Mass.
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace."
T£VERY Monday morning sees Annie trudging up the
>W hill that leads to Taconic Hall. Promptly at nine
A. M. you will find her in her place, be it at Mark Hopkins,
standing demurely before a class of incorrigible children,
or reverently attentive at chapel.
Every evening finds her poring over her studies until
10.15; then darkness reigns. This happens, of course, ex-
cepting on Wednesday evening when the Student Council
holds forth, and on week-ends, as she then returns to her
Annie is loved and respected by all, and looked up to
as a model of conduct. Her faithfulness to duty is bound
to bring her success.
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^TEVER shall we forget the call that, on two days a week during the last two years, has
i\ resounded so clearly through the halls, reminding us of the Glee Club rehearsals. As
^™ Juniors, we did our best to help by singing and by selling tickets for the 1918 concert.
At the beginning of our Senior year, there were very few Glee Club members. We
began at once, with Miss Searle's help, to enlarge the membership among the Seniors and among
the more talented of the Juniors. The Juniors gave us also three violinists, whom we were very
glad to welcome.
The climax of our rehearsals was the 1919 concert, held on the evening of Friday,
May 16. As Miss Searle tries each year to have something different on the program, this year
we had a "Community Sing", which the audience enjoyed to the full. We, on our part, were
delighted with the male voices that rose from that part of the hall in which Mr. Smith sat.
The Juniors sang a stanza of "Belgian Rose", while the audience joined in on the
chorus. The Seniors then sang "Joan of Arc". One Senior sang the solo part of "Somewhere
in France", while the people sang the chorus with her. A feature especially enjoyed was the
singing of "Keep the Home Fires Burning" and "The Long, Long Trail", combining the choruses.
This year the sale of tickets was greater than it has been in previous years.
Many thanks are due to Miss Searle, who gave her time, thought, and attention
to the rehearsals for the recital. We appreciate her work now, and more and more we shall
appreciate it in the years to come.
Vera G. Andrews.
Maybell and the Flowers Mendelssohn
Golden Days Return W. Allcock
Down in the Dewy Dell H. Smart
The Dainty Princess — Gavotte M. Greenwald
Mazurka ( 'kopin
Miss Boyle and Miss Creelan
The Elephant and the Chimpanzee H. L. Sims
(Arranged by F. Lynes)
Boy and Girl Gerriti Smith
(Arranged by F. Lynes)
Peggy Ralph ( 'ox
Chit Chat Old English Song
(Arranged by Alfred Moffat)
Amaryllis — Air du Roi Louis XIII — Trio Henry Ghys
Sweet and Low (with violin) Joseph Barnby
Hark, Hark, the Joy Inspiring Horn Old English Hunting Song
Where the Light Guitar— Bolero Budnoald
Carmena Wilson-Rhys-Herbi rt
Home Again Words by Henry Van Dyke, C. Austin Miles
A "Community Sing"
Richard Ford, a devoted husband
Molly, his wife
Robert Shepard, Molly's brother
Max Ten Eych, a chum of Robert's
Dorothy March, engaged to Max
June Haverhill, Wellesley '06,— doing some
special investigation for economics courses Lucy B. Sears
John Hume, Rector of St Agnes' Annie H. Wood
Mary A. Nagle
Christine E. Madison
Mildred R. Barton
Louise M. Cummings
Anna H. Shannon
GJljr (UlaHB flay
[Note: — Although this great event had not taken place when this was written, we feel
sure we shall be making a good guess at the following. — Ed.|
,UR play was a farce comedy in three acts, entitled "The Elopement of Ellen".
Lucy Sears, who, as June Haverhill, a Wellesley college girl, took the part of
leading lady, disguised herself under the name of Ellen, and was hired by a
young and newly married couple as a housemaid. Here she met Max Ten
Eych. Louise Cummings took this part and proposed and cursed in the most approved
Christine Madison and Mary Nagle as Richard Ford and Molly, the re-
cently married couple took their parts most efficiently.
Dorothy March, impersonated by Anna Shannon, a guest at the Ford home,
was engaged to Max. During the play she broke the engagement, but finally discovered
her mistake, and peace and happiness reigned again.
Mildred Barton, as Robert Shepard, Molly's brother, assumed the role of
leading man, and finally persuaded Ellen to elope with him.
The part of John Hume, Rector of St. Agnes', was taken by Annie Wood.
Hume was very bashful and self-conscious and produced the most humorous element
in the play.
Thanks to Miss Baright's careful and efficient training, the play was a complete
and gratifying success.
Time— 7.30 P. M., May 28, 1919.
Place Richmond Hotel, North Adams, Mass.
Characters — Class of 1919.
With bright lights, pretty flowers, and a laughing, happy throng, — thus
began our Class Banquet, which will be one of our most cherished social remembrances.
The fun started when our President, who looked most charming at the head
of the table, requested that we sing, "Hail, Hail," and then Jess rose to the occasion and
did credit to her reputation as Glee Club leader. In fact, Jess put even more snap into
an already snappy affair by singing original songs and parodies, such as — but, sh ! — those
are class secrets. Suffice it to say that many of the Richmond guests ventured often to
peep in at us.
Then the dinner was served and, as the boys say, we had — "Someeats!" Our
enjoyment was increased still further when our President called upon Miss Schroder
to give a toast "To the Faculty," and Lill, although she assured us that she was no
poet, certainly made good in this line. Then toasts to our patronesses, Miss Varrell
and Miss McGowan, were well given by Miss Carver. Miss Shannon followed with a
toast to "Social Affairs", which she declared was "free verse". Mil Barton won applause
with her toast "To the Man Dances". Miss Nagle's toast "To the Athletes" was given
as only Mary could give a toast on that subject, and when Louise Cummings responded
to a toast on "Us Quiet Ones", we wondered how Lou could ever do it! When it came
to "Knocks", Miss Parsons certainly lived up to her reputation. Dainty and sprightly
was the toast to our winsome President which Miss Harrington gave, and it was well,
for is not Betty one of Helena's chums? Then Christine Madison, our own little Chrissy
gave a most clever toast "To the Juniors". We shall never forget the abounding affection
expressed in Miss Varrell's toast "To the Seniors", nor the true friendship expressed
in Miss McGowan's toast, which was also "To the Seniors". With these the speaking
Still the fun was not over, for was there not a piano at hand, and a perfectly
good dance floor, and, besides, had not some of the more thoughtful members brought
their music? If Miss Skeele could have seen "The Seven Jumps" being given in the
Richmond Hotel — well, she would realize that our gym work had not been in vain,
and that some of it had carried over.
But, as the saying goes — "All good things come to an end," and so it was
that somehow the hands of the clocks stole swiftly around to 10:30, and with the sing-
ing of "Alma Mater" the merriment ceased.
—Anna H. Crofts
Here's to the Juniors: the destroyers of dignity; the demolishers of conceit;
the detectors of sham; the champions of merit; the scoffers of the false; the boomers of
the true; the protectors of Seniors; the sweethearts of "gym"; the champions and chums
of the graduates; the knowledge gatherers of today; the law makers of tomorrow; the
builders of schools and the constructors of nations.
—Christine E. Madison.
TOASTS TO CHAPERONS
Here's to dear Miss Varrell
Of Household Arts Course fame,
She's tasted each and every mess
We've cooked above the flame.
She's looked our holders over
And checked chemises, too,
She's even brought us to believe
Our button holes would do.
To hold a button tightly
And ne'er let it slip through,
She's stood the test of N. A. N. S.
Miss Varrell, here's to you.
We wish you joy and happiness
In the misty future's years
And there's only one little message
We give through blinding tears.
Whatever else may happen
Tho' skies may fall at morn
Never forget you're number four
In fire drills at the dorm.
— Lucy B. Sears.
Another tale we have to tell
About a sure 'nough teacher,
She sallied forth in coat of mail, —
Queer how an arrow reached her!
In years to come she'll live just for two
And do it with a vim,
But the memories of her little folk
Can never fade or dim.
To them she'll always be the same
Dear teacher, comrade, friend ;
So, Miss McGowan, here's to you
We'll love you to the end !
— Lucy B. Sears.
TOAST TO THE MAN DANCES
(Apologies to Longfellow)
Listen, my friends, and you shall hear
Of the swell man dances we had this year.
The first one came, and the second one, too;
With scarcely any great adoo.
But men, you know, were then like bubbles;
Couldn't be gotten without greatest troubles.
The orchestra, too, was union-made
And couldn't be hired, for they were afraid
The powers that be would not agree.
We hate to think of the punch so weak,
But no one's breath of it did reek.
Then, the gowns and complexions were quite perfections;
All the guests had a spiffy time,
And danced right to eleven, not nine,
Right to the tune of some "jingly jime".
Then, in the usual way, some time before break of day
The exit light shone out.
And the guests with a shout, let themselves out.
For it was quarter past eleven ! * * * *
You know the rest, in the books you have read
How the conquering Romeos flirted and fled;
And the maidens, foot-sore and weary,
Climbed to their couches to discuss and query
Why he had been such a deary!
So let us remember, long after September,
Far into the distant years,
And then once more when we meet as of yore,
Say — "Here's to our prances at our merry man dances
And the fancies that we had then!"
— Mildred R. Barton.
Here's to the Faculty, so patient and wise,
The knowledge they've taught us
Would reach the skies.
We've learned how to sew, to cook, and to bake;
We know how to use the hoe and the rake;
We can tell stories and rhymes, and what's more,
In art, handicraft, and teaching we score,
But we owe it all to you, dear friends!
— Lillian R. Schroder.
TO OUR PRESIDENT
Here's to our president, winsome and gay,
Whose good cheer ne'er forsakes her, come what may !
Her duties are many, her virtues are more,
Unfailing good nature is but one of a score.
Two years has she labored, and not all in vain,
The honor and glory of "nineteen" to maintain.
We might say much more in praise of her, too,
But a word will suffice, she is loyal and true.
-Elizabeth A. Harrington.
HERE'S TO US QUIET ONES
We come with joyous look and word,
With friendly grasp and cheerful greeting,-
We smile unseen, and move unheard,
The angel guests of every meeting;
We cast no shadows in the flame
That flushes from the gilded luster,
But, count on us — we're still the same;
One earthly band, one heavenly cluster!
Us quiet ones!
— Louise M. Cummings
TOAST TO ATHLETES
Here's to the athletes
Blithesome and gay,
Girls that do tricks
Both night and day.
Throwing for baskets,
Jumping the ropes,
Climbing the ladder,
And thinking these jokes.
Long may you frolic
Your fame ne'er grow less,
Than when you attended old N. A. N. S.
—Mary A. Nagle.
TO SOCIAL EVENTS
Oh, say, have you heard of the wonderful way
The class of '19 paved its way
With social events most novel and gay?
But wait and listen, and I will say
What happened at them, without delay,
Scaring the Juniors into fits
And shaking the Faculty out of its wits,
Have you heard of all that, I say?
In nineteen hundred and seventeen
We girls, as Juniors began our careers,
With many heartbreaks and copious tears.
Then the Seniors welcomed us at a reception
Which we attended and declared perfection.
At Hallowe'en we did things up brown,
And made the Seniors hand us the crown;
With two man dances and Commencement so dear,
We, almost "Seniors", finished the year.
Now, in Senior year I'll tell you all
That happened to us, if I can recall.
The term began quite calm, if you will,
But ended — I can't tell, — until
At Junior Reception on Hallowe'en Eve
The Seniors proved, you may believe
They had the cards up their sleeve;
But the Juniors handed them a little surprise,
And at the Slam Party seemed very wise.
Then the man dances came as they sometimes do,
The Glee Club Concert and a play very new,—
All quite successful, thanks to me and to you
To the thoughts of the jolly old times we've had,
To the memories of these in the coming years,
Oh, say, let's give some Normal cheers!
— Anna H. Shannon.
Blessings on thee, Normal Girls.
With thy artificial curls.
With thy red lips, redder still,
Kissed by rouge box on the sill,
With the powder on thy face,
Balancing trays with jaunty Grace,
From our hearts we give thee joy,—
You'll never be more young or coy.
Vote she must, and vote she can
June is a Republican.
Never can the Richmond fail,
While Helena is on the trail.
Lill keeps the Empire free from dust,
And never lets the nickles rust.
Helen Smith and Margaret,
Hiding under coverlet,
"Free and Equals" understanding
Furnished they upon demanding,
Helen thought it quite like play,
"Rawtha' deucy" she would say.
Mil's content to scan the sky
And watch the clouds go drifting by.
Chasing rainbows as of old,
'Til she finds the pot of gold.
Lucy treads the mill of toil
Lucy burns the midnight oil,
Happy if her tracks be found
Never on forbidden ground.
Gig's a jolly sort of chum,
Ready for all kinds of fun,
Giggle she will and giggle she must
It works like chick feed, "Giggle or bust".
Lou Cummings has learned the art of love,
And coos to Ann like a turtle dove,
But if you would hear her swear and curse
Just come to our play, — you'll never hear worse.
"Frankie" stays up Sunday nights
When the moon is shining bright,
Joe is home from France you know,—
Oh, how she has missed her beau!
Jessie makes the wheels go round,
She's a lass from Williamstown,
Clever is her middle name,
Jessie put the aim in fame.
Reine Martin so they say,
Runs a mobile every day.
Kindergarten for Anna Noyes,
She has a pull there, oh boys!
Far from home was Marion Blair,
But she didn't seem to care,
For in Hawley lives a mister
Who treated Marion like a sister.
Anna Crofts, a perfect joy,
Makes more noise than any boy,
Hear her stamping down the stairs!
I don't see how Anna dares.
Helen Brown has a long walk,
Tho' it doesn't make her talk.
But for telling a children's story
You could listen 'til you're hoary.
In gym Mary Nagle shines like a star
She's admired near and admired afar.
We stare opened mouthed at every ball, —
But they just drop in, and that is all.
Madison and Despin share
Both with equal feeling rare,
The presents of a man. You guess
Woodrow? No. But Wilson, yes.
Mabel and Madeline on the trolley,
Going to Broad Brook school, by golly,
Cheered a young man on his way
By smiling at him every day.
Ten P. M. on Sunday night
In walks Lulu, shining bright
Don't ask why, you'll understand,
She wears a sparkler on her hand.
Annie's in bed at ten fifteen,
She never wastes any kerosene
But tho' its dark, her thoughts are working
On prospects of a school-marm flirting.
Ann to the dorm as a parting gift
Should leave a device by which to sift
Distance calls to half their length,
Saving the fellow's time and strength.
Remember Vera, when you're older,
That long ago you burned a holder
Oh, that thou coulds't know thy joy
Before it passes, Normal — girls.
— Lucy B. Sears and Emily C. Parsons.
A" SECTION of the Senior Class of 1919 was very fortunate in having the op-
portunity to take several trips to the various mills of the community which
illustrated types of industry.
During the teaching period of Class B, Class A spent from nine to eleven
o'clock every Wednesday with Mr. Eldridge, our geography instructor, visiting the
following mills: Windsor Print Works, Eclipse Mill, Briggsville Mill, L. L., Brown
Paper Co. at Adams, Keith's Shoe Factory, Barber Leather Company, Hunter
Foundry, Ellis Factory.
Each time we learned things innumerable. We observed the careful and
expert handling of machinery which was required in producing the goods which we
purchase. After seeing the many different processes through which every material goes
before becoming a finished product, we were not surprised at the high cost of the article
when bought at a store.
At the Windsor Print Works we were impressed especially with the delicate
and trying work which the engravers did in order that we might have printed goods.
Later, as our class went into training again, we found that the knowledge
gained on these trips was very useful. We were able to tell the children about the manu-
facturing plants of the city in a more interesting manner and with a clearer idea than
if we had just read about them from a book.
Each girl feels that she is indebted to Mr. Eldridge for arranging these visits
for us, and we sincerely hope that each succeeding class may have the same opportunity.
— Helen F. Brown
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^f^ERHAPS two of the most enjoyable occasions which took place in our Senior year were
^3 the "man dances", which were held at Taconic Hall on the evenings of January twenty-
T^ fourth and February twenty-first.
A house meeting was called for the purpose of suggesting a "man dance", a suggestion
which met with instant approval. The motion was made and seconded that a committee con-
sisting of both Juniors and Seniors should go to Mr. Murdock and ask his permission that plans
for one might be made. We waited patiently for his answer, and certainly received it with
Preparations were immediately made by various committees chosen by the dormitory
girls. It seemed ages before the day arrived. But when it did come, everyone was very excited.
Various preparations were still going on, and every minute was used to best advantage.
After dinner everyone was "dolling up", in order to make a pleasing appearance be-
fore the young gentlemen. At half past seven, one could hear nothing but door bells and tele-
phones ringing. The guests were beginning to enter the sacred doors of the dormitory, where
they were greeted by handsome and blushing Juniors, who ushered them to the guest rooms.
At eight o'clock, the receiving line was formed. Each couple passed up to be in-
spected and introduced.
Dancing was enjoyed until eleven o'clock, after which came the farewells and ex-
pressions of satisfaction to the Receiving Committee. Every one seemed to linger, for the hour
of parting had arrived all too soon.
Slowly and sadly we bade our friends goodnight, and then we mounted the stairs
to retire, but not to slumber. At last, however, silence once more reigned supreme within the
realm of Taconic Hall.
Madeline H. Cushman
Oh, weren't they the fine girls! You never saw the beat of them,
Trooping in at noontime with their white throats bare;
Letter-crazed and mirth-mad, music in the feet of them,
Swinging up the stairway to their rooms somewhere.
3N the fall of 1917, nine stout-hearted Juniors took up the life of Taconic Hall, feel-
ing "so unnecessary" in the presence of the many Seniors. It was a common feel-
ing until the Reception for the Juniors arrived and we came to know our superiors
While getting used to this unnatural life, "Haberdasher's Fall Opening",
which took place on the third floor one night after study hour, gave us a hint as to the
kind of fun we should have during the year. "Connie", resplendent in a filmy evening
gown waltzed up and down the hall, while inwardly we questioned our future ability to
act thus before teachers. "Tess" grew faint-hearted, and refused to display an attractive
bathing suit. Mabel, in her rose-colored lounging robe "jus' from Noo Yoik", was heartily
One night about 11 P. M. the occupants of rooms 15 and 16 awoke in dismay
to hear the fire gong ringing. Carrying their goods and chattels, they rushed out just
in time to hear the last faint flutterings of a Big Ben in the hall above.
Adapting one's own actions to the limits of the Council Rules was the hardest
of many hard things which we learned to do during that first year. Those Council
members were omnipresent, and we often wondered if they policed the building at night
for curtains left up by mistake. Noise was absolutely prohibited at any hour of the day,
and glancing with one eye towards a member of the male sex was sure to be followed
by a death sentence pronounced by the high court held every Wednesday in the Music
Room. W r hen four of our number were elected as members of the Council by a majority
vote of the Seniors, we mourned them as lost.
The dances during the year were given over entirely for the benefit of the
June came at last, and we were indeed sorry to say good-bye, especially
to those who were leaving for the last time. Dear "Peg", the ideal of our Junior year
was indeed hard to leave. But to our own classmates we could say, "See you later."
Oh, what a difference there is when one becomes a Senior! It is almost a feel-
ing of freedom. Some of our band had scattered, but others came and swelled our numbers
first to twelve and then to thirteen, so that the Fall found us a baker's dozen, ready for
the struggles ahead. Dear "old Marj", the girl who would dare anything among the
girls, but who in the presence of the teachers was as meek as a lamb, was teaching school
Life went on about as usual, sandwiched with the Reception to the Juniors
and occasional motherly advice to those same irresponsible persons. In October, school
closed for three weeks on account of the influenza epidemic. The instructors were cau-
tioned to give us enough work to last at least two weeks, and, true to duty, three months'
work and paper to do it on was lavished upon us, yet the girls went home happy. Light
hearts and thoughts of vacation go hand in hand. Some few stayed in the "dorm" to
make a mighty attempt at work. They rolled six cots into room 36 and had the merriest
of times, especially at night. Pillow fights with the janitor were great sport, and a feed
now and then helped to while away the time. The Barracks, No Man's Land, the Mess
Hall, and the White House will never be forgotten by the officers and privates of the
Fire drills are occasions of deep responsibility on the part of everyone, so we
decided to initiate the Juniors. With the help of Mrs. Van Etten and the teachers, we
had a fire drill which made a red letter night in the history of Taconic Hall. Having
gathered our worldly goods in suit cases, and waste baskets, we waited for the alarm.
At the first clang, we burst from our rooms and rushed to those of the Juniors, shouting
orders. "Open your windows!" "Shut your closet doors!" "Don't go without your
hat and heavy coat!" "Lace your shoes!" "Put your most valuable possessions in
your bag and run!" Fairly stunned at the thought of being burned alive, they ran hither
and thither, making futile attempts to carry out the orders. Gathering their lampshades
in their arms, they departed for the lower regions, where a motley crowd was assembled
and the poor unfortunates were forced to come forth and display what they had saved.
Helen, in the role of matron, questioned the girls and teachers. Will Mrs.
Graves wrapped in bath towels, ever be forgotten?
At Christmas time, we hung up our stockings, red, green, pink, blue, brown,
black and white, in the Dance Hall near the fireplace and helped to fill with jokes all
except our own. Mrs. Van Etten was presented with a great red stocking, peeping out
of which was a red and white candy cane and the amber handle of a purple silk umbrella.
After listening to the reading of "Dere Mable", we danced until 10:30 before going to
our waiting cots.
Feeds held after "lights out" are the delight of every real sport. Stealing
along the dim corridors towards the place of rendezvous is part of the fun. Then the
feed! Salad, sandwiches, olives, pickles, lemon pies, cookies, cake, doughnuts, dormitory
punch, and fudge will always have a charm for those who have tasted them in the wee
Pages more might be written if time and space permitted, but memories
of the couch in the Social Room, of baths of bluing water and purple ink, of exercises
to develop the arm muscles, taken each time a sufficient inducement presented itself in
the immediate vicinity of the dormitory, and of silver dollars on the basement floor
may serve in future years to blot out care and sorrow. If so, those hours have not been
spent in vain ! Lucy B. Sears.
Hereptton to tljr Jluntora
'^JECAUSE of the influenza epidemic, the annual reception usually given to the
1|a Juniors by the Seniors, on the second Friday after the opening of school, was
^^ postponed for a few weeks.
Finally, however, the Seniors were able to entertain their new school friends.
After the Juniors had been duly received, a musical and literary program was carried
out by members of the Senior Class, after which dancing was enjoyed for the rest of
the evening. It was a most pleasant occasion and all who were there expressed them-
selves as having had a most enjoyable time.
— Margaret M. Tracy.
(Uhr ^aUmw'pn |Jarig
'HAT would a Hallowe'en be without a masquerade? We were fortunate in
having a most enjoyable Hallowe'en party the Friday evening preceding
October 31st, when the Juniors gave to us an entertainment, surpassing
previous attempts of this kind. If one could have seen the gaily arrayed, masked in-
dividuals, as they formed a double line in the school building, he would have felt him
self taking a swift trip to various countries and nations, for the costumes were widely
The procession led by Miss Armstrong and Miss Wood started through the
dark and uncanny subway. Who can forget the horrors of that place? The screams
and rattlings which we heard, were enough to make one's hair stand on end and although
our hearts were beating with unusual rapidity, we all put on a brave front and
stalked boldly forward. Occasionally a wet , slimy sponge passed quickly over one's face
or an especially helpful boost with a broom by a ghost startled one.
However, the subway was soon passed, and the lights of the "gym" came
into view. Here the Juniors really proved themselves very capable of amusing an aud-
ience, and the "stunts" which they performed kept us all in gales of laughter. But
alas! The Juniors felt it necessary to hear from the Seniors, and to our amazement,
extemporaneous "stunts" were called for. While we were given time to think over some
feat, Miss Creelan's and Miss McCann's fantastic dancing was thoroughly enjoyed.
We could not be outdone, of course, so we sang "The Harvard Student" and other paro-
dies. Even vaudeville stunts were given, and correct demonstrations of graceful turn-
ing down a hall were demonstrated.
None of us will ever forget the exciting peanut races, apple duckings, or
doughnut contests, with the strings just long enough for the doughnuts to hang tempt-
ingly just above one's nose! And the pop-corn baskets! Yes, they were there, too, but
you have guessed correctly when you say that their contents soon disappeared.
Prizes for the winning of the races were solemnly awarded, and the tin soldiers
or tiny tin animals were guarded most sacredly for the rest of the evening.
To end the party in the right way, dancing was enjoyed by all until eleven
o'clock, after which everyone went home, happy and pleased with the evening.
—Mabel T. Purcell.
ifomidjntfn Arta Affatra
/ROOKERY means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe and of Helen and of the
Ml Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs and fruits and balms and
^■^ spices, and all that is healing and sweet in fields and groves, and savory in
meats. It means carefulness and inventiveness and willingness and readiness of appliances.
It means the economy of your grandmothers and the science of the modern chemist ;
it means much testing and no wasting; it means English thoroughness and French art
and Arabian hospitality; and, in fine, it means that you are to be perfectly and always
ladies — loaf givers. — Ruskin.
This year, under the efficient guidance and expert management of Miss Var-
rell, our instructor in household arts, 1919 instituted a departure from the usual social
activities of the school, which succeeding classes may find it worth while to continue.
This departure took the form of a series of highly successful demonstrations of our culinary
skill, beginning with luncheons, and concluding with a Valentine's dinner all arranged,
prepared and served by the girls of the class. Responsibility for the affairs was shared
alike by all of the girls, who took great pleasure in exhibiting the results of their work,
and the skill and technique which they had acquired in cookery. Their ability to bring
out the "possibilities" of the Normal School dining room and to transform the kinder-
garten theory room into a charming and hospitable reception hall was surely a great
accomplishment. Their ingenuity in making attractive centerpieces, place-cards, and
favors for the occasions was also shown.
The initial luncheon was given on January the fourteenth by the students
of the Household Arts Department. Miss Barton fulfilled the duties of hostess delight-
fully. The guests entertained were Mr. Murdock, Mr. Smith, and Miss Braden.
The next one, on January the thirty-first, was in charge of the second division
of girls. Miss Schroder made a charming hostess and succeeded in making the guests,
Mr. Murdock, Mrs. Van Etten, and Miss Donaldson, thoroughly enjoy themselves.
This was followed by another luncheon, equally praiseworthy, on February
the seventh, in charge of the first division, at which time Miss Cushman demonstrated
her ability to entertain. The guests were Mr. Murdock, Miss Searle and Miss Baright.
The concluding affair, arranged by the students taking the special course,
was given on the fourteenth of February, and took the form of a Valentine dinner. The
interior decorations and all arrangements of both rooms were carefully chosen to ex-
tend and harmonize with the decorations of the table, which was very beautiful with
great numbers of hearts, large and small, scattered over its white expanse. Red carna-
tions, gay in silver bud vases, added greatly to the attractiveness of the table. Miss
Shannon acted as hostess to the nine guests, Mr. and Mrs. Murdock, Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge, Mrs. Couch, Mrs. Graves, and Miss Lamphier, and a delight-
ful time was enjoyed.
This event came as a climax to our efforts along this line, and we are not a
little proud of our successes, for we accomplished more and acquitted ourselves better
than we had dared to hope.
Good luck to 1920! —Anna H. Shannon.
(Jjjtatps anh Cranks
What do you know!
Hello, old shoe!
We won't talk about that!
Isn't that the limit!
For the love of Mike !
Oh, I don't think so!
Ayah! Oui, oui!
I should worry!
It was as good as a circus !
Let me see that!
Shave and hair cut! Bay rum
Wake me up in five minutes!
So he wrote me!
That's too much, there!
For Pete's sake!
Well, you know!
I don't see any sense to that.
For heaven's sake!
Mr. Murdock, after questioning in his usual indirect manner, "Well, what do you
suppose I am after?"
Miss Goodell, "I don't know, but I know you won't get it."
Mr. Murdock, "Can anyone tell me what death is?"
Voice in the back of the room, "Something we have all got to go through."
Mr. Murdock giving out the next day's assignment, "Take your next lesson from the
'Destiny of Man' and bring the 'Next Generation' to class with you."
Elizabeth Harrington, explaining ethical principles, "This man has never partici-
pated in religion."
Mr. Smith, "Doesn't he ever go to church?"
Elizabeth, "Well, he's dead now!"
Mr. Smith, trying to encourage the class, "Yes, girls, you can be married forty-eight
times and never be sent to jail — if you move into forty-eight different states."
(Who will prove this for us?)
Miss Schroder, explaining her ideas, "This is a democracy, but not a perfect one."
Mr. Smith, "You are a woman, but not a perfect one!"
The faculty are "strong" for poetry and quotations. Mr. Smith's favorite is, "I'm
but a stranger here; heaven is my home."
After much discussion and deliberation, the entire economics class came to this
definition of a modern crook: "A good-looking man who wears a high silk hat and carries a cane."
Miss Despin, "I do not think any man accumulates his money honestly."
Mr. Smith, "Do you mean to say I accumulate my money dishonestly?"
Lill Schroder, "Yes, perhaps some poor man had to pay a larger tax rate than he
ought to, in order to pay your salary."
(We won't expect "Lill" to have any pay connected with her position, because she
might rob some one!)
Mr. Smith, "I saw in the paper that a woman has a $75,000 coat. Do you think it
was her ideal to have such a coat?"
Miss Goodell, "I don't think such people have ideals. I think they have more dollars
than sense (cents?)."
Talking about the Monroe Doctrine, "Mil" Barton got mixed and said, "We should
enter into no instr angling alliances."
Mr. Smith, "Whenever I ask for dramatization, someone in the class presents—
'John Smith and Pocohontas'. I don't know whether they want to kill off the Smiths or not!"
LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
June Carver, searching vainly among her belongings, "Oh, dear! I have left my
glasses at the 'Dorm'."
Miss Baright, "Why, Miss Carver, you have them on."
Miss Baright sings up the scale like this: "me, fa, la, re, sol, do!"
Miss Baright, "Give a sentence using the word 'gneiss', Miss Frank."
Anna, with a sudden gleam, "'Gneiss' is in the dictionary."
Mr. Eldridge, "I will give you an example of an indirect object. I will give my house
a coat of paint."
Miss Smith, quite convinced, "That's all right."
Mr. Eldridge, "Thank you, maybe it would be."
Mr. Smith, "What is a finger?"
June Carver, after a moment's hesitation, "Not a thumb."
Mr. Smith, "What kind of fish have you caught, Miss Schroder?"
Lill, in her sweetest tone, "Little fishes in the brook."
Mr. Smith, "What is an elephant's trunk?"
Miss Frank, "The whole business coming over."
Often brilliant answers are forthcoming where the questions are subtle, but, sup-
posedly, leading. This accounts for Mr. Smith's originality in asking, "What are lips for?"
Mr. Smith, "I am surprised at this class."
Mr. Eldridge, reading "Current Events" and trying to explain where Frankfort
is located. "There are two Frankforts in Germany, you know."
Voice from the rear, (it sounded like Ann Shannon), "Do you mean hot dogs?"
Mr. Eldridge , who like other members of the faculty wants to get us in a favorable
location for Cupid, said, "The people in Norway are great for making matches,— I-I mean sulphur
Mr. Eldridge, "All draw a map of Massachusetts. You ought to be able to draw
a map of your own state."
Miss Sears, rather overcome, "I wish I lived out west where the states are square."
While talking about glaciers, Grace Goodell stated, "There were good farms in New
England until after the glacier passed over it. Then the soil wasn't good."
Mr. Eldridge, "If there were farms here, what became of the farmers?"
Grace, "Why, they went West!"
Miss Madison, "Mr. Eldridge, have you any pictures of the glacier that passed
over this region?"
(We have lots of snap-shots of this glacier to lend, "Chrissie"!)
HEARD IN VARIOUS PLACES
Jessie, during a Glee Club rehearsal, "Now that's just where the sopranos get off!"
(This leader was as forceful with her hands, looks and voice as her remark implies.
So, this was our only occasion (?) for "getting off".
Grace Goodell, after having lugged the pail and mop for some distance away from
the source of any clean H 2 0, "Say, Ann, do you want this dirty water to mop the floor with, or
shall I get you some clean?"
Christine, admiring Lou's new dress, "Say, what makes your neck so high?"
Lou, "Oh, my mother cut it that way."
Miss Pearson in drawing class, "Now we'll move the Juniors' goats aside!"
Margaret Tracy, "Say 'Lu', how do you make mints?"
Lulu, "Oh, you just stew up some sugar and water, and then spill in some pepper-
(We pity a certain P-i-l-p, if this is the way you cook, "Lu".)
Most impulsive '. j x ERA Andrews
Most business like
Most daring Mildred Barton
Most timid Helen Brown
Most studious Anna Crofts
Most persevering Martha Carver
Best athlete Louise Cummings
Class musician I „, _
Noisiest [ Grace Goodell
Class baby Elizabeth Harrington
Class giggler Margaret Jones
Most ambitious Christine Madison
Meekest Renie Martin
Best dancer I , T XT
D . -, j Mary Nagle
Best dressed |
Class artist Emily Parsons
First in matrimonial market
Most ready with excuses . . Anna Noyes
Best all around girl
Most likely to succeed
Cutest Anna Shannon
Neatest Margaret Tracy
Man hater Annie Wood
Class cut-ups Martha Carver, Margaret Jones, Anna Frank
Best liked teachers Mr. Smith, Miss Varrell
Helena Armstrong caning chairs for a living
Elizabeth Harrington having all work done at 1.30 P. M.
Anna Noyes present at every "gym" class
Lucy Sears getting angry
Anna Frank weighing two hundred pounds
Helen Brown not prepared for recitation
Margaret Jones not giggling
Lillian Schroder not using slang
Jessie Barber not foolish at noon hours
Mary Nagle missing a five pointer
Christine Madison having hair out of order
Mabel Purcell in chapel
Mildred Barton not ready for an argument
Martha Carver in a hurry
Grace Goodell making a discord on piano
Louise Cummings a dressmaker
Annie Wood rattled
Anna Shannon not offering her opinion
Helen Smith not having something to say
Miss Skeele wearing high heels
Mr. Smith sprouting wings
Miss Searle not taking attendance at chapel
Miss Lamphier on time at chapel
1|| To you today we extend our heartiest welcome. For two years we
^"^ have looked forward with great pleasure to this hour, when we might stand before
you, ready to do our part in life's great struggle. During the time we have spent here,
ever foremost in our minds has loomed the many prospects of the future.
It is with varied emotions that we ponder upon this new life opening before
us. There is perhaps a feeling of trepidation, but this is overpowered by an unwaver-
ing faith and a firm desire to win.
On this occasion so momentous to us, it is our privilege to relate to you in-
cidents which we hold dear.
Some, perhaps, you have heard already. Indeed, that would not be sur-
prising, for the fame of "19" has travelled far, though her spirit will always linger in
What softened views thy magic glass reveals,
When o'er the landscape Time's meek twilight steals!
As when in ocean sinks the orb of day,
Long on the wave reflected lustres play,
Thy tempered gleams of happiness resigned,
Glance on the darkened mirror of the mind.
Helena Virginia Armstrong.
Aibr?00 tn tlj? Sfumora
^JiTACULTY, Friends, and Members of the Junior Class, —
/ 2I" Dear Associates:
We, the class of 1919 in these last few hours of our happy and event-
ful stay here with you, deem it best to pause a moment and briefly admonish you from
the fruits of our experiences and our troubles.
Not only do we feel it to be our privilege to warn you against any short-
comings that you might have, but also to lay upon your worthy shoulders the burdens,
duties, and privileges of Seniors which tomorrow you will assume.
Our message to the whole class is, be conscientious. However, do not let
your attention to studies entirely crowd out your other interests, but proportion your
time so that, if possible, nothing is slighted.
"Work while you work,
Play while you play."
To the Dormitory girls:
Whenever it is your turn to monitor, do it with good will and promptness,
always knocking loudly enough so that the occupants of the rooms will know that it is
really time to cease their mental and physical activites and retire, — and keep the lights
out for the rest of the night.
Of course, you couldn't forget the rules concerning the other sex. But am-
bitious students like the Seniors of 1920 surely will not have time for more than monthly
"permission trips", and then only to discuss weighty subjects where masculine ideas
But girls, do keep up your fine work socially. You have made a fine begin-
ning with your class parties in Taconic Hall.
Remember that next year it will be up to you to keep up th : s record.
To the girls not in the Dormitory:
Remember the straight path to the Natural Bridge or to Kemp Park is not
by way of the Richmond and Empire or on the trolley to Adams.
Give your mothers a good rest this summer, girls, so that frequent illnesses
will not keep you from coming to school on any afternoon when the show is good. Be
ware of absences, — they count against you!
Dear Juniors, whatever happens confide in your faculty, for believe us, they
are as good and loyal friends as you will ever find, and as long as you do the right thing
by them they will stand back of you to the limit. And remember, that your honest
effort and care will not only be beneficial to you, but will also give them well-earned
pleasure from their efforts.
Thus, Faculty, Friends, and Juniors in this insufficient manner we attempt
to counsel our associates seriously and in jest; and thus we hand down those customs and
ideals of our school which soon will be cherished memories to us.
Mildred R. Barton
In gladness of June time, 'mid blossoms so fair,
Now the heart with youth's gladness soon fills,
As the perfume of roses floats through the soft air,
And over our dear Berkshire Hills,
We stand at the entrance of life's busy strife
With our thoughts on this dear Normal School,
Where we've made many friends whom we'll cherish for life,
Although we now bid them adieu.
So now, dear Normal, with classmates so dear,
We sigh while we bid you farewell,
As onward we go with our hearts free from fear,
And believing that all will be well.
As our thoughts are turned back o'er the two years just passed,
Filled with labor well lightened with play,
Our hearts are bound close in a tie, firm and fast
Of love that shall bind us for aye.
As our thoughts are turned on to years lying before,
While forward we eagerly press,
Our courage, our hopes, and our interest galore
Are fixed on the goal of success.
— Chorus —
Grace A. Goodell.
iRrapana? of lurnors
Friends, Members of the Faculty, and Seniors:
In behalf of the Juniors, I am going to try to express some of our sentiments-
shall I say? — toward these dear Seniors from whom we are so soon to part. Their going
forth from this school at this time, when all the world is turning its eyes toward the school
teacher, is nothing short of portentous. For we are living at a time when more history
has been made and re-made in a few months or at least years than has been for centuries
before. It is needless for me to go into any details of the past four years for there is no
one here who has not in some way been affected by them. The foundations of science, religion
— everything, have been shaken. Changes too vast for estimation are following and
will follow. The teacher's part in this is of the greatest importance — as exemplified by
the wonderful insight and information shown by President Wilson during this present
world crisis. Perhaps that is what influenced us to enter this profession.
Upon coming into this, our training camp, as volunteers in the great Ameri-
can Expeditionary Forces of Teachers, we were deeply impressed by everything we saw —
the building stately, the commanding officers — or the teachers — and last, but by no means
least, the "non-com" Seniors, of whom we were greatly in awe.
No "rookies" were ever more bewildered than we were those first few weeks.
It has been said that during any great revolution of the mind, everything afterward
seems hazy and indistinct. That is the way it is with us for no revolution of the mind
was ever more complete than was ours. Some things I remember are the sharp commands
and orders snapped out by our superior officers, often with a cheerful grin and wink from
the "non-com's", who seemed to realize what we were going through and pitied (?) us.
After this, although they made us feel that they would do anything in their
power to help us if we needed it, yet, more and more, they began to show us that we had
much to learn, and we did learn (if I may be permitted to copy the ideas of one so great
as Theodore Roosevelt) that there must be no sagging back in the fight for school teacher-
ization. We have room for the ideals of but one school flag, and that is the yellow and
white of N. A. N. S. We have room for but one language class — and that, Miss Baright's.
We have room for but one ideal — lesson plan — and that, Miss Searle's.
Then, too, it was that we were initiated into the sacred rites of the K. P.
(Kitchen Police) at the Mark Hopkins Training School. No work was ever more loathed !
"Oh, K-K-K-K-P. ! Wonderful K. P. !
You're the only w-w-w-work that I adore.
When the b-b-b-bell rings at 4:15,
We'll be d-d-d-dusting behind the training school door."
On the other hand, in the Glee Club, at parties and dances, in gymnasium
especially, it seems as if each and every "non-com" had taken it upon herself to give
each and every Junior the best possible time. This, of course, we realize, furnished
them excellent material for meeting social welfare and social betterment problems.
And now, dear Seniors, as we are about to inherit your duties and honors,
such as sitting in the back seats in Assembly Hall — there is an unmistakable sadness in
the air which makes the parting hard. Your "trials and tribulations" are over here,
but many will be the times when you will look back to them with longing hearts.
We all know you're going "over the top" with colors held high, and the honor of dear
old N. A. N. S. untarnished. You are sure to win Victory (Victory with a capital "V"),
for are not the American Expeditionary Forces of Teachers fighting to make the world
safe for democracy as well as did the American Expeditionary Forces of soldiers who
went to France to fight for the freedom of the world — and won?
In behalf of the Juniors, individually and collectively, I wish you, dear Seniors,
each and everyone, farewell and Godspeed.
Winifred B. Wood.
We've got a Senior class that's full of pep 'n'everything,
They show the Juniors how to "lead the life" 'n'everything.
From midnight spreads and gay society
To church on Sunday, clothed in piety
They're good examples,
Each one a sample,
Of what a Junior ought to be.
Now as to any Sunday studying or anything,
One of the Seniors has the right idea 'bout everything.
Just step to number twenty-one —
She'll show you how to have some fun.
Juniors, if you ever have a man, she'd make a real good chaperon.
There are Seniors who put on airs,
There are Seniors that are too tame;
There are Seniors with spunky dispositions,
Whom I do not have to name.
There are Seniors who always look for trouble,
And plenty of it they'll see,
But the Seniors in room (hum), girls,
Are the ones that appeal to me.
NOT all of us are born to minister doses of soothing syrup and healing balm to
wounded and sick men, even in times of war. Nor are we all born to translate
shorthand, and talk to the tune of a typewriter, even when our services might
be of great use to our nation. But some are born to do those things, and some are born
to help our nation in other ways. One of the most important of these other ways, is to
instruct the rising generation. This latter seems to be the particular duty of the members
of the class of 1919 at North Adams Normal.
With this goal in view, a brave little band of gay, thoughtless, irresponsible
high school girls flocked to North Adams Normal, where they might learn the best methods
of imparting knowledge, and of making straightforward, honest, and ambitious future
citizens out of "Young America."
Now this was a far more difficult task than many of you would believe. But
zealously they undertook the tasks assigned to them, silent victims of their martyrdom.
Entrance "exams" held no terrors for them, for were they not a well-chosen
few? But to their surprise they found that in order to become full-fledged "Normalites"
thoy must chase their shadows along the corridor, down the stairs, and back again to
the rest room, to be perfectly sure that their hearts beat the correct number of times.
Of course this test was easily passed with flying colors by every member.
Thus encouraged, that little flock of tall girls, short girls, and middle-sized
girls, blondes, brunettes, and half-tones, appeared at chapel one bright sunny morning,
early in the fall of 1917, to be recorded as the class of '19. Then began their trouble.
Much to their surprise, they soon learned that they knew much less than they thought
they did, and the sooner they forgot that bit, the better they would succeed in their
The truth of this was frankly proved in Miss Searle's geometry class. Imagine
a group of young ladies entering a classroom and being handed a box of building blocks,
and told to build a house similar to anyone they could see from the window. Of course
they went to work with a will, though greatly humbled, and succeeded in winning a
word of praise from the instructor for their good work.
In drawing class they proved that it was useless to try to make them into
artists. However, Miss Pearson guided what art ability they possessed in another direc-
tion. She proceeded to teach them the arts of "orderly arrangement", "onward, con-
sistent movement" and "harmony, rhythm and balance", in which they proved very
Next, they learned in music class to sing the scale backward, forward or up-
side down. Also, they learned to distinguish the "Rigoletti" from the "Bohemian Girl",
when played on the victrola.
Under Mr. Smith's careful tutelage, those fair maidens developed into first
class farmerettes. They also learned the correct angle at which to hold a rake or a hoe;
that radishes will not grow from aster seeds; and that the scientific method of watering
a garden is not with a sprinkler, as one would suppose. Many other bits of knowledge
were gleaned from this course, and were quickly stored away for use in future need.
Thus, excepting for hard work, their Junior year quietly slipped by, and
After a most enjoyable summer, they returned as dignified Seniors, determined
to test their abilities on the poor "unfortunates" of the training school, as aides (?) to
the teachers there. Lesson plans held no terror for them, for had they not learned the
gentle art of writing lesson plans during their Junior year? Many were the trials of
teaching, but they easily conquered them all.
In zoology, they learned, much to the amazement of one of their members,
that the elephant's trunk is not his antennae. They also learned that Mr. Smith was
expecting to sprout wings, similar to those of the bee, by means of which he would visit
their schools, thus saving travelling expenses.
In history class they found out who the republican and democratic members
of the class were, by means of the many spirited discussions on political questions. In
this class, Mr. Smith also taught them the art of "fancying", which is really quite diffi-
cult when done correctly.
Mr. Eldridge took them on several trips to local factories, among which was
one to a shoe factory, where they learned why they should be careful not to wear out
so many shoes.
Many steps were taken in travelling from the first floor to the cooking room,
where they learned how to "Can all you can", and the best way of raising yeast gardens
using the least amount of wheat flour. They were given many opportunities to try their
concoctions on the Faculty at the numerous afternoon luncheons which they served in
the dining-room. Be it sufficient to say that their victims survived.
Miss Varrell also taught them the best way to hold a stocking when darn-
ing it, the correct way to make a "bound buttonhole," and last, but not least, the most
efficient method of inserting a "gusset."
Alas! The expected happened! One day, just before one of their numerous
short vacations, one of their preciously small number slipped on the treacherous stairs,
and was picked up at the bottom by a very frightened member of the Faculty. Such
was the effect upon everyone, that rumors of an elevator being installed in the building
were heard. This plan never developed, because it was decided that all could not be
accommodated on one trip. But, behold! When they returned from the vacation the
stairs greeted them with a new coat of non-skid paint, guaranteed to make travelling
During the psychology course the girls learned that they were descended
from apes; and that many of the qualities and traits of man were due to his brute in-
heritance from his "ape ancestors".
Early in May, they gave one of the most successful Glee Club Concerts ever
held. The receipts from it netted a goodly sum for the class gold mine.
Later in May, they revived an ancient custom of the school, and held a very
successful and most enjoyable banquet at the Richmond Hotel.
Last, but not least, came the crowning success of the year, the Senior Drama-
tics, when, under Miss Baright's direction, they presented "The Elopement of Ellen",
a farce-comedy in three acts. In connection with this, they developed some very talented
actors and actresses, who were close rivals of some of the leading professionals of the
time. The production was a brilliant success.
In fact, everything that the class of '19 undertook was a success. Every girl
had a true school spirit as well as a true class spirit. It was that spirit that aided them
in winning out. Soon they are to leave dear Normal forever, but the memories of their
hard earned victories and the good times which they have had together will always
remain with them, to aid them in their future conquests.
Louise Marie Cummings.
®ljr Claaa f ropl|^rg
A WHOLE week of rainy days, and every good book in the house read! That is
just the position I found myself in, but at that moment I happened to remember
that somewhere up in the attic were some old magazines and papers that might
help to interest an idler for an hour or more. Upon reaching the attic, I found in a corner
an old trunk in which they were stored. I opened it and discovered, quite near the top,
a scrap-book, five years old, in which I had pasted newspaper clippings concerning my
classmates. Sitting on an ancient chair near a tiny window, I read as follows:
"Tonight, in the Drury Auditorium, a capacity audience will greet Miss
Louise Cummings, 'Our American Boy,' the only successful rival of Florence Tempest."
"Miss Anna Noyes of this town left last week to join 'Our American Boy'
in her tour through the states. Later on, Miss Noyes will join the company playing
the role of 'The Contented Wife.' "
"Mrs. John Hume entertained the Ladies' Aid at the parsonage this after-
noon. Mrs. Henry I. Wood, who has been spending the winter with her daughter, has
returned to her home in East Cheshire.
* * *
Clowns, acrobats, trained horses, dogs, and mules held merry sway at the
playground Saturday afternoon and evening. The occasion was the arrival of the Barton
Circus, and large audiences were the rule at both afternoon and evening performances.
* # *
Friends of Miss Margaret Jones will be interested to know that she has be-
come famous in her new work. A short time ago, Miss Jones rented a sanatorium which
she named "The Kilcare Rest". The popular name of the place, however, is "A Cure For
Grouches", and this enterprising young lady never lacks patrons.
* * *
Many people from this city went to hear Miss Helen Smith last evening in
"A Daughter of Mother Macree" at the Colonial.
* * *
The Albany Times Union says that Miss Vera Andrews of that city, formerly
of Deerfield, is to be one of the participants in a special musical in St. Andrew's Church.
It will be one of the finest church musical affairs ever arranged in Albany. Friends of
Miss Andrews will remember her as one of our most popular "Hello Girls."
* * *
Dr. Anna Crofts is spending the week-end with Miss Mabel Purcell, princi-
pal of the Pownal School.
On Tuesday, July 1, the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Method-
ist Church will meet with Miss Christine Madison of Hathaway Street, at three o'clock.
A large attendance is hoped for, and every member is requested to bring a thimble and
needle as there will be work for busy fingers to do.
* * *
Miss Emily Parsons was awarded the hundred dollar prize for poster work
in the recent drive for the Restoration of the Holy Land. Miss Parsons is to leave shortly
to study abroad.
* * *
Miss Helen Brown and Miss Reine Martin are making a success of their
Sunset Tea Room on the Mohawk Trail.
Miss Anna Frank left today to attend the wedding of Miss Lulu Rathbun,
a former classmate, now living in South Dakota.
* * *
As a result of the entertainment Friday evening at the Williamstown Grammar
School, a considerable sum of money was cleared. Folk dances and selections were given
by the pupils under the direction of the teacher, Miss Marion Blair. During the even-
ing, Miss Jessie Barber led the audience in a Community Sing. Miss Barber has made
this her special work and is now in demand throughout Berkshire County.
* * *
Miss Anna Shannon, a well-known reformer, has opened a Rescue Mission
on the East Side. Miss Shannon has many able assistants, among whom are Miss Martha
Carver and Miss Isabelle Despin. Many enthusiastic expressions of approval are being
heard from all sides.
Miss Margaret Tracy has opened a "Bride-To-Be Shop" on North Street.
* * *
Miss Elizabeth Harrington is canvassing Big Ben for the Hurd Clock Co. of
* * *
Miss Lucy B. Sears, instructor in English at the Pittsfield High School, will
entertain the Reading Club at her home on Wednesday evening.
* * *
Members of the Amateur Club went to Pittsfield to take part in an enter-
tainment at the Boat Club. Miss Mary Nagle and Mr. Freddie Southwick will sing
"Life in a Lunch Room", while Miss Helena Armstrong and Mr. James Steele will present
a screaming one act farce entitled, "Why the Taxi Business Flourishes in the Village
* * *
The added attraction at the Richmond Cabaret this week will be Miss Made-
line Cushman in "The World For a Twirl."
Premier Paderewski of Poland has found his duties so strenuous and time-
consuming that he has turned over his most important engagements to the world-famed
artiste, Mile. Grayce Goodelle. Other pianists not as well known to the musical world
will substitute for his minor engagements.
I closed the book and sat a moment looking out at the never ceasing rain,
and then I thought of the fun we all had together in the good old days at N. A. N. S.,
and I wondered if, by chance, any of my classmates were thinking of me, and if they
knew what time and fate had had in store for me.
— Lillian R. Schroder.
•prnphraj on tlje propyl
^jTTAD I ever in all of my life heard such a noise before? Where did it all come from?
jln Everything was confusion. Car bells clanged. Small carts drawn by horses
V rumbled over the somewhat rough pavements. Salesmen, anxious to sell their
wares, called loudly to attract attention. Whistles of trains blew long and loudly.
This was my experience as I drove slowly down a street of Petrograd, Russia,
in a "Ford". The main square of the city was but a short distance away; and, as I looked,
I saw a crowd standing near a raised platform right in the midst of it. Of course, I was
curious, and bent on seeing all I could, I got out of the machine and pushed myself in
among the mass of people. I listened. A woman was talking in Russian. Fortunately
for me, I had a few Russian words in my vocabulary, else all of this would have meant
nothing to me. But the tone of voice of the woman caught my ear. It sounded strangely
familiar. Now I was all excitement. Could it be someone I knew? I made one supreme
effort to see the speaker and by using the position "toe stand," (one of Miss Skeele's
exercises), I succeeded in getting a partial view of her,— and whom do you think I saw?
There stood Lillian Schroder, talking against Bolshevism! Luckily for me, my training
in "gym" classes at N. A. N. S. had taught me to keep my balance, else I should have
You should have seen her in such a mood. Her hat was set at rather an acute
angle, and the plume which bedecked it, bowed and waved to the audience. Occasion-
ally, she would look over her glasses at the people, or, to make some point especially
emphatic, she would shake her hand vigorously in the air. Her Russian was excellent,
and, although I could not understand or follow her in all she said, I felt sure she was
convincing the crowd that Bolshevism was not right. I, myself, felt like speaking then,
to tell the people that they really could not help being convinced, for well did I remember
"Lill's" ability in "oral composition" class at N. A. N. S.
However, she soon stopped talking, and I saw her descend from the plat-
form amid the hurrahs of the crowd. In a moment, my classmate entered an auto-
mobile, and was driven quickly away to speak further upon the same subject.
— Jessie C. Barber.
JN the name of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen of the North Adams
Normal School, located in this, the city of North Adams, the county of Berkshire
and the state of Massachusetts, I, Anna Handly Shannon, being in good health,
in possession of all my faculties, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and the
surety of death, and, willing to dispose of our entire worldly estate, do make and pub-
lish this our last will and testament. Recommending our gifts for your approval, and
hoping for remission of all our sins through your gracious kindness and mercy, we do
bequeath as follows:
To Mr. Murdock we leave our sincere thanks for his unfailing kindness, and the knowledge
that 1919 owes every high ideal and noble aspiration to his precept and ex-
ample, and that we will try to "measure up".
To Mrs. Couch we leave our love and affection, greatly increased by our last year at
Normal. Also an appreciation for the many kindnesses she has lavished
upon us, and our promise to organize and manage our schools in accordance
with her teachings.
To Miss Baright our thanks for 1919's great ease, fluency, and readiness of speech,
ability to give on the instant the exact and correct position of all the organs
of articulation when sounding any letter of the alphabet; ability to preside
at all sorts of literary clubs, sewing circles and mothers' meetings, and our
willingness to entertain at the rural schools and at Assembly.
To Miss Lamphier we leave the 1919's chair seats, memorandum pads, and scrap books
to use as samples and models of neatness and expert handwork with the
incoming Juniors. For her personal use we are leaving an escalator, guar-
anteed to make a non-stop, half-minute trip to the second floor when it is
one minute of nine.
To Miss Pearson we leave our utmost appreciation for opening our eyes to the aesthetic,
giving us valuable and not-to-be-forgotten ideas of balance, rhythm, har-
mony, and onward consistent movement. Thanks are also given for her
progressive and thoughtful views of the Woman Movement which have been
an inspiration to the class.
To Miss Skeele we leave opportunity and absolute freedom to work out an ideal gym-
nastic lesson plan with the Seniors. This first plan is to be followed of course
by a "review" plan ("We teach altogether too much, girls"). Also, we leave
to her, the hope that the next Senior class will be as enthusiastic over
"Gym" as we have been.
To Miss Varrell we leave the technique in cooking which we acquired by bitter exper-
ience, our skill in sewing buttonholes, patches, and samples in particular,
to be held in trust for the class of 1920 and presented to them with our good
wishes at the time when they need them most. Besides this, we leave her
all good wishes, for did she not point the way to a man's heart?
To Miss Searle we leave the good wishes and esteem of every member of our class, and
the knowledge that she, more than any other member of the faculty succeeded
in impressing upon us last year how little we really knew.
To Miss Waterman, arrangements for special classes in psychology, to be illustrated by
her inimitable stories, our gratitude for her helpfulness and charming manner,
and our regrets at not being able to show our appreciation in a material form.
To Mr. Smith we leave the patent of 1919's Human Aero Wings, guaranteed to make
one trip daily to Taconic Hall for the mail. For Normalites only. All rights
reserved. Address Royal Leon di Smythe. The hope that at some future
date he may tell us more about the people in "my neighborhood" and per-
mission to use the topic "Are all men created equal?" next year.
To Mr. Eldridge we leave his traditional privilege of conducting the girls of N. A. N S.
up Greylock. There are no restrictions on this bequest, except that he is
required to demonstrate the primitive way of drinking water, and that he
is to brew his super -excellent coffee, for we know from two happy experiences
that he is an expert.
To Mr. Cummings we leave permission to conduct special classes of Seniors in advance
post-graduate work in handicraft, and trust that they will appreciate and
repay his efforts as well as previous pupils.
To the Training School Teachers, the class of 1920, to love, cherish, and develop until
graduation doth come. Our hope of forgiveness for our many mistakes and
failures, and our wishes for their continued success.
To Mrs. Van Etten, another class like the Seniors of 1919 to mother as she did us; a few
free moments during the day, and a few quiet ones at night; and all our love
and devotion in part payment for counsel and advice given to us on in-
To Marcella Barrett, Lillian Schroder's seat and two years' acquaintances on the Adams
To Elizabeth Boyle, a gentleman who for the past year has been residing in Room 21
at Taconic Hall — said gentleman's name being Charles Chaplin. This bequest
has been made after much thoughtful consideration on the part of the present
guardians, and is willed according to tradition, to a good sport.
To Laura Brewer, Mildred Barton's exceptional skill in driving anything which has
four wheels and a motor; also a position as class chauffeur if she proves her
ability this summer.
To Harriet Chace, an automatic self-filling drinking glass and our Betty's place as violin-
To Laura Charon, Annie Wood's application to study.
To Ethel Clayton, our unanimous choice as successor to Grace Goodell as school pianist.
To Mary Frances Collins, a seat at the Empire Theatre, to be occupied on "gym" after-
To Grace Creelan, all the milk she is able to drink; also the memory of her roommate's
helpful advice. She is also given the privilege of running, — but not through
second floor corridor after 10.15.
To Arminia Deguire, Lucy Sears' reputation and record as a student that, she may try
to equal it.
To Evelina DeMarco, Anna Noyes' unused "gym" excuses.
To Frances Dooley, Vera Andrews' surplus ambition. This is guaranteed to be of great
assistance in finishing her course at Normal.
To Sara Fetherston and Agnes Joyce, many more handshakes at Junction Bridge, pro-
vided the persons aforesaid do not cause a riot.
To Dorothy Gray, the task of restraining her more frivolous minded companions and
neighbors on the third floor.
To Elizabeth Hammond, Mary Nagle's good looks, winning manner, and popularity.
To Harriet Haskins, Jessie Barber's conduct as a standard for her actions. She cannot
fail if she will follow in Jessie's footsteps.
To Leafy Hicks, the path that Helen Brown has followed so conscientiously for the
past two years.
To Mary Hillard and Janet Madison, Helena's skill in wielding a powder-puff.
To Carolyn Hyde, Helen Smith's ability to recite with ease and composure, even before
the psychology class, for half an hour.
To Mabel Lewis, Emily Parson's "pull" with Miss Searle.
To Olive Lewis, "position as dormitory entertainer, salary to be paid by the state, work
to be performed by volunteers from the class."
To Catherine Macksey, Anna Crofts' long skirts.
To Sara McCann, Louise Cummings' extra altitude.
To Regina McLaren, Margaret Tracy's fondness for sweaters.
To Margaret Miller, permission to take next year's Juniors walking, provided, of course,
the Juniors are not like this year's class.
To Drusilla Miner, map, guide books, and detailed information as to the quickest and
easiest way of reaching "Lawrence".
To Helen Moore, choice of rooms 21, 35, or 36 at Taconic Hall. These all have been
proved to have superior advantages over all others in the house. For de-
tailed information, apply to former occupants.
To Alice Nichols, June Carver's position as unofficial and unpaid substitute in the train-
To Ethel Plass, one assignment at Bishop School. The walk has been found beneficial.
To Evelyn Roraback, 1919's hopes for her return to N. A. N. S. and only one Kair.
To Doris Rubenstein, Anna Frank's voice, to be exercised every morning during Assembly.
To Rachel Sisson, permission to make a slight noise without fear of Annie Wood's calling
to complain of the racket.
To Laura Smith, a Big Ben alarm clock, and an every morning desire for breakfast. The
combination ought to result in Laura's appearance at the breakfast table.
NOR IvI A L G U E 81
To Josephine Tallarico, Helen Brown's persistence and faithfulness to study.
To Katherine Tracy, Ann Shannon's book entitled "Table Topics", unabridged, and
unpublished. After reading this, one knows when to ask questions, when
to look intelligent, when to remain silent. Nothing could be more useful at
To Helen Tracy, a private extension telephone and good connections with the Stock-
To Dawn Williams, a chance to put basketball on a strong footing at Normal, and the
hope that she will do it as surely as she can put the ball in.
To Winifred Wood, Helena Armstrong's example as a Senior Class President, and her
gift for making her classmates love her.
To the class of 1920 we leave our utmost confidence. We are sure you will do nothing
to lower our school standards and everything for the betterment and wel-
fare of N. A. N. S.; our gratitude for your kindness, and best wishes for your
To the class of 1921, an earnest hope that you will pattern your conduct after your sister
class. By so doing you will live up to Normal ideals.
Lastly, we nominate and appoint our carefree janitor, "Trouble Jones", as executor of
this, our will, knowing that he will carry out all promises and requests with
great ease and few words. We desire the above bequests to be allotted to
our devisees, with as little trouble and delay as may be, desiring their accept-
ance thereof as all the tokens we now give them of our love.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and the class seal, the twenty-third day
of June, nineteen hundred and nineteen.
Anna Handly Shannon
Signed, sealed, and published in the presence of the said ) Mildred R. Barton
Anna Shannon and at her desire. ( n/r „ ,» n n
) Martha D. Carver
A DAINTY plant is our ivy green, a tiny thing, waiting to be laid in the lap
of mother earth and covered with a soft fold of her vernal dress.
There in the cool and dark, nourished by warm rains and summer
unh ne, it will sleep awhile; but soon, inspired with a new thrill of life, it will begin
ts upward climb, sending out tiny tendrils which will cling firmly and tenderly to these
white and yellow walls, covering them with waxen leaves and sheltering them from the
elements. Shooting upward, ever upward, it will rise in years hence to look out over
our green valley and to the purple hills which edge it 'round, things which are now
unknown as it just peeps above the slender spears of grass.
So we, the Class of 1919, having learned the lessons so carefully and patiently
taught, go forth today to begin a new life. We have received the inspiration to climb
higher. Our aim is upward, ever upward, until from a loftier standpoint we see the
world as a place filled with humanity, worthy of our greatest efforts.
Fair Alma Mater, we leave as a promise of our future perseverance and faith-
fulness to thee, this ivy with its five-pointed, white- veined leaves. Though we be scattered
near and far, our thoughts will travel back and cluster 'round thee as will the foliage of
this green vine.
Little plant, grow as no other has grown, for —
Close as the deep, dark mould of the earth
Each heartstring 'round thee clings,
And may thy life ever spur us on
To better, higher things.
We leave thee to guard our hall,
A staunch sentinel, undismayed;
Shelter it well, ivy green,
We leave thee unafraid !
— Lucy B. Sears
What do we plant when we plant the ivy?
We plant the vine which will ever cling
And memories of the loyalty of "nineteen" bring.
We plant a love that is steadfast and pure,
We plant firm friendship which shall ever endure.
We plant union and trust when we plant the ivy.
What do we plant when we plant the ivy?
We plant the vine which through change and time,
Shall ever upward and outward climb.
So shall we, through hardship and strife,
Soon see the dawn of a higher life.
Thus we plant success when we plant the ivy.
What do we plant when we plant the ivy?
»We plant fond hopes and ambitions dear,
We plant bright faith and a wealth of good cheer,
We plant dauntless courage whate'er may befall,
We plant ready response when duty doth call.
We plant all these when we plant the ivy.
— Elizabeth A. Harrington
y^ana C^p rings
Teacher (addressing small boy) —
What three words do you pupils use
Small Boy (hesitating) — I don't
Teacher — Correct.
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the agent and whispered suavely:
"Would you mind introducing me to
the person who threw that stone?"
Everybody would guess differently
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— when his teacher in a western Sunday
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"Jimmie, who were the three wise
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And Jimmie instantly replied:
"Wilson, Roosevelt and Rockefeller."
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